Twitter can be used for a lot of things and as sports fans one of the coolest aspects of Twitter is the ability to connect with our favorite athletes. However, that connection is often one sided with fans tweeting at athletes and athletes ignoring the vast majority of the thousands of tweets they receive.
Cubs pitcher Jake Arrieta isn't the typical athlete though.
This week's slate of two start pitchers reminds me of fire-crotched former hottie and child star Lindsey Lohan. So let's examine the parallels. No, they don't have whiney coked up fathers or unstable attention ***** mothers who may or may not be as equally coked up. No, they don't post pictures to their Instagram accounts where they fail miserably at "breaking the internet". Well...
The FIRST PLACE Cubs take on the NOT FIRST PLACE Reds.
Jake Arrieta vs. Anthony Spellcheck...
No time for wittiness today (or lack thereof)...enjoy the game.
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In Episode 171, Professors Jake Devereaux (@DevJake) and Lance Rinker (@LanceMRinker) discuss some fantasy baseball news and recap the Baseball Professor 2015 season predictions. Topics include:
Joe Nathan’s future on Detroit
Michael Brantley and Brandon Belt go down with injuries
Whether Jake Arrieta is a legitimate ace
When you should pick up Red Sox prospect Eduardo Rodriguez...
OSS: Arrieta settled down, the Cubs finally drove in a runner in scoring position.
1. Jake Arrieta walked two batters in the first inning, then rolled the rest of the way, striking out seven and only walking one additional batter in seven innings, all while sporting a magnificent beard. His final pitch hung clown shoes on opposing pitcher Lance Lynn.
(h/t Matt Clapp)
Lance Lynn proved last season he is one of the most underrated pitchers in baseball. Coming off his third straight 15-win season, his 48 wins in the last three years are the third most in MLB, only trailing Clayton Kershaw and Adam Wainwright.In his first start of the 2015 season, he picked up right where he left off last season. Problem is, so did the Cardinals’ offense, which...
Game 1 was marred with poor situational hitting, poor defense and poor Cubs' fans bladders.
Jake Arrieta vs. Lance Lynn
*La Stella 3B
FREE MIKE OLT!
Last night's game was of course postponed 4 hours before...
When we took a look at Jake Arrieta‘s multi-faceted slider on Wednesday, the pitcher gave credit to ‘old-timers’ for the idea to use his legs to deaden the pitch. It turns out, there’s more old school in his mechanics than just a dragging back leg on a slow slider. It’s not like Arrieta opened with […]
After today’s 2-1 victory over the first-place Baltimore Orioles, the Chicago Cubs were able to complete the sweep against a team that had only been swept one time all season long. This series was the second consecutive series against a team that is in contention for a playoff spot, a theme that will be familiar from here on out.
The remainder of the Cubs schedule...
.163 is the batting average opponents have had against Jake Arrieta since the trade of Jeff Samardzija and Jason Hammel. This is the type of stat that many thought Arrieta would be able to put up year in and year out.
Once a top prospect in the Baltimore Orioles organization, Arrieta never could find his groove with the Orioles. In 69 career games pitched (63 starts), Arrieta posted...